Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
1) LGBT-inclusive movies did well at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony. The Case Against 8, a documentary about the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to make it to the Supreme Court, won the U.S. Documentary Directing award and will air on HBO later this year. The Skeleton Twins won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, which was shared by Mark Heyman and Craig Johnson, the out director and co-writer. And 52 Tuesdays, a story of parenting and gender transition, won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award.
2) Out actors Chris Colfer and Stephen Fry both have exciting new projects coming up. Colfer will take on his first voiceover work as the title character in Robodog, an animated film about an excitable robotic dog. Fry will play the fictional British Prime Minister in Fox's reboot of 24.
3) The GLAAD Media Award-nominated The Fosters is getting a web series spinoff. The Fosters: Girls United will focus on the residents of the Girls United group home and what happens when a member of the home goes missing. It will premiere online Monday, February 3, directly after a new episode of The Fosters. The Fosters airs at 9 PM on Mondays on ABC Family.
4) NBC and The CW have both ordered pilots with LGBT characters. NBC ordered One Big Happy, a new sitcom co-executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Liz Feldman. In it, a pair of best friends comprised of a gay woman and a straight man decide to have a baby together, but then meet the love of their lives. Meanwhile, the CW is giving a shot to iZombie, which is adapted from a DC/Vertigo comic of the same name that featured a gay were-terrier named Scott, who dated (in human form) the lead character's brother.
5) Out actress Sarah Paulson has joined the cast of Todd Haynes' new film